13 Cheap, Yet Fun & Romantic Date Night Ideas You've Probably Never Thought Of Before

Falling in love doesn't require spending huge chunks of cash.

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Hey Single Men! Are you shying away from asking a girl out or from taking your relationship to the next level romantically because you think you need a lot of money in order to take the woman you love out on the perfect kind of dates?

You don't have to worry about that. When it comes to getting a girl to like you (and even making her fall in love!), there are plenty of ways to plan romantic dates around off-beat ideas that not only don't cost a lot of money, but practically guarantee you'll both have a ton of fun while getting even closer.


The goal of the best romantic date nights is to show her some of your personality and create lasting memories, as well as providing you opportunities for getting to know her as well.

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You don't have to go through the planning process alone. I'm here to help you out.

Here are 13 of the best cheap, fun and romantic date night ideas you've probably never even thought of before.

1. Volunteer at a local animal shelter

If she loves animals, volunteering at an animal shelter is a great place. Not only does it reduce stress levels, but it also provides and an opportunity to pour love into an animal that needs it.

2. Check out your local vintage store

Going shopping at your local vintage store may help you find some awesome clothes without breaking the bank. You also determine her sense of style.

3. Schedule your own smart-phone photo shoot

With the vintage outfits you just bought, you can find some cool local backdrops and create a photoshoot you'll never forget. You can go even further and put together a photo book to commemorate the event.


4. Sing the latest tunes at a karaoke bar

This is a fun idea because it gives you a chance to spontaneously sing a duet and just get out of your comfort zone especially if you can't carry a tune. Singing together requires cooperation and coordination, plus even boosts oxytocin, the element of trust.

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5. Schedule a mani/pedi date

It may sound silly, but ladies love it when you value self-care just as much as they do. Doing this kind of thing also shows a woman that you're willing to venture out of your comfort zone and try something different from your norm.


6. Enjoy a sunrise breakfast picnic

When you think about a picnic it usually involves food with some alcoholic beverage. How about orange juice and croissants at sunrise. There is something peaceful about waking up with the birds. What a fantastic way to start the day.

7. Check out a high school event

Attend a local sporting event or a play. It's exciting seeing raw passion and energy of young people perfecting their craft.

8. Check out a cover band of one of your favorite artists

It may not be the original, but one thing for sure, the setting will definitely be more intimate at half the cost.

9. Attend a charity event

This might be a little pricey depending on the charity, but you will have a decent dinner and show her that you have a generous side.


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10. Build your own terrarium

This is a great stress reliever, and the plants used typically require very low maintenance. Plus, as she tends to it beyond your date, she will have a constant reminder of how much fun you had together.

11. Register for your local curling event

It the last Winter Olympics, curling took the world by storm. Curling is a sport in which players slide stones on a sheet of ice towards a target area which is segmented into four concentric circles. Curling is a great winter activity because it combines many elements that are important in relationships — communication, strategy, skill and unexpected results.

12. Try a 2-for-1 date

Combining two events at once can also be a great opportunity to have fun for less. Sip and Soap, Yoga and Brew, Color and Cocktails are just a few examples.


13. Attend a self-defense class

There is something primal about mixing it up on the mat with your date, and it also shows her you care for her safety.

These are just a few, fun cheap romantic ideas that will show her you know it's not about the number of dollars spent, but the value of time shared.

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Keith Dent is a certified relationship coach and author of "In the Paint: How to Win at the Game of Love". If you're unsure if you can really put how you feel into words and you need some help, visit his website and follow him on Twitter for more love and relationship advice.